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A 43-year-old member asked:

How does someone catch a stomach virus?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Multiple ways...: Stomach viruses are usually transmitted via airborne or contact route. This explains how stomach virus outbreaks occur on cruise ships affecting many people at once.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

When after being exposed to the stomach virus does it take to catch it?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Lewis
52 years experience
Varies: It varies, a few days to a week.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to be around someone with a stomach virus?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
If you're careful: If you are careful about washing your hands after touching things the sick person has touched and you avoid sharing drinking/eating utensils or having direct contact with oral/fecal secretions, you may escape. The sick person should also take precautions of sterilizing frequently handled surfaces (cellphones, faucet handles, door handles, tv remote, etc).
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the odds of me catching a stomach virus if someone in my family has it ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Usually,: Pretty high. Hope you do not though and hope you got through the storm ok.
Last updated Mar 30, 2018
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